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Is Cumulus dead?
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:32 pm
I put my name down for a Cumulus long ago, on both the original threads, but have heard nothing.
What is going on? I don't visit often.
Re: Is Cumulus dead?
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:07 pm
If you mean the original list for those units being mounted by metadata, yes: he is not making them anymore. He has no more free time for this (at least for now). The original version had some issues on some Orics, in which the cumulus simply did not work (and I think that could be one of the reasons why he did not want to build more).
Metadata only mounted them, the design was done by Retromaster and all the data and files needed to build them are in the repository here:
http://miniserve.defence-force.org/svn/ ... e/cumulus/
There has been one attempt to create a new version by Godzil, but that is a project for the future.
In fact, in my opinion the most reliable way to get a disk unit is by getting one of the Microdisc clones and attaching a floppy emulator.
Jorodor made some http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=953
and also Silicebit is currently building them, but I'm afraid it is the las batch he is building (I have one of these) http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1306
Drop a message on one of those threads, if interested.